If you happen to purchase Office 365 from Microsoft and wants to use it for your domain name, kindly be guided by the instructions below.
Domain Name registered with Vodien and no Hosting package
This can be done in the Billing Client Area and is only applicable if the domain name is using Vodien’s name servers:
Step 1. Sign in to the Client Area.
Step 2. Click Domains drop-down menu and select DNS Editor.
Step 3. Select the domain name you want to modify the DNS and click “Edit” button.
Note: If the domain name is not using Vodien’s name servers, you will get an error message like this.
For newly registered domain names, you must create zone first. Once done, the default parking DNS for the domain will be created and DNS editor will be available.
Step 4. You will be redirected to the DNS page of your domain name. Scroll down to the bottom and locate Configure 3rd party DNS template.
Step 5. Click Office 365 button.
Step 6. Several DNS records are required for Office 365 which depends on what you are using.
If you want to use Exchange Online, tick the check box “Activate It!”; otherwise, untick the check box.
Note: If you are using other MX records for mail.yourdomain.com (mail.yourdomain.com is only an example and the correct MX for your domain name should show on this page), the system will automatically detect it. If you do not want this to be overwritten by the MX record set by Exchange Online, tick the check box “Tick to remain MX records!”.
Enter the following details:
- Enter the MX token provided by Office 365 for your Exchange Online in the address or value box preceded by.mail.protection.outlook.com.
- Enter the TXT value which starts with MSxxxxxxx (do not include MS since this is already given) in the TXT address or value box.
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If you want to use Skype for Business, tick the check box “Activate It!”; otherwise, untick the check box. (Click the image to zoom.)
If you want to use Mobile Device Management for Office 365, tick the check box “Activate It!”; otherwise, untick the check box. (Click the image to zoom.)
If you want to use Additional Office 365 Records, tick the check box “Activate It!”; otherwise, untick the check box. (Click the image to zoom.)
Step 7. Click “update” button.
Domain Name Hosted with Vodien
Add TXT for domain verification
Step 1. Log in to the cPanel.
Step 2. Click on Zone Editor under Domains panel.
Step 3. If you have more than one domain name, look for the domain name from the list. Click on “Manage” with the wrench icon.
Step 4. Select TXT for the Type.
Step 5. Enter the following data provided by Microsoft Office. (TTL or time to live is in seconds. So if the required TTL is 1 hour, this is equivalent to 3600 seconds. You must enter 3600 in the TTL field.):
- Valid zone name
Step 6. Click Add Record button.
Step 7. Log in to your Microsoft account and verify the domain name.
Edit MX Entry
You may refer to the steps from our article on how to use other Mail Servers.
Add CNAME record
Step 1. Still in the Zone Editor, select CNAME for the Type of the DNS.
Step 2. Enter the following data provided by Microsoft Office:
- Valid zone name
- TTL (TTL or time to live is in seconds. So if the required TTL is 1 hour, this is equivalent to 3600 seconds. You must enter 3600 in the TTL field.)
- Record – Fully qualified domain name
Step 4. Click Add Record. You may need to enter 4 CNAME records or depends on how many are required by Microsoft Office.
Add SRV Records
Step 1. Still in the Zone Editor, select SRV for the Record Type.
Step 2. You will need to enter the following 2 SRV records.
|Record 1||Record 2||Notes|
|Name||_sip._tls||_sipfederationtls._tcp||Your domain name will be auto populated once you move to the next field.
Please ensure that it ends with a period (.)
Record 1 Screenshot
Record 2 Screenshot
Step 3. Click Add Record.
Domain Names registered with Vodien and hosted by another company
Please contact your name server hosting provider to make the necessary changes.
Do not hesitate to contact our support team if you have further questions.